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SCSI & IDE Drives

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MikeC578, Jul 7, 2005.

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  1. MikeC578

    MikeC578 Thread Starter

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    I've picked up a used Dell P4 1.7 Ghz... I didn't realize it came with a SCSI drive (and PCI card obviously)... I wanted to add a second 40 GB HD as the SCSI 10 GB is too small. Can I run both a SCSI HD & an IDE HD at the same time? I've plugged in an IDE cable into the primary IDE slot on the MoBo but it doesn't seem to recognize the IDE drive. Am I doing something wrong here? Is it a little more complex than just plugging in the IDE cable & HD?
    Any help you can provide would be apreciated.

    Thanx.

    Mike C
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    You can have SCSI and IDE in the same computer.

    If it is not recognizing the IDE drive, make sure that however it is set (master or slave), there is no other conflicting device on the same IDE controller. An easy way to make sure is just take off the power plug to anything else that might be there.

    Also make sure that the primary controller is not somehow disabled in the computer's CMOS.

    Might also look in CMOS to see if the primary master or slave (however the drive is configured) is not disabled as well.
     
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